How to invest in Switzerland using ETFs

How do I invest in Swiss stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole Swiss stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Swiss stock market you'll find 5 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you can consider indices on Europe. These indices weight Switzerland with more than 20%.

0.25% p.a. - 0.51% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Switzerland ETFs
on the Swiss stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the Swiss stock market
The best indices for Switzerland ETFs

Performance of Swiss stocks (SLI®)

1 month: 4.80%
1 year: 30.57%
3 years: 43.98%
5 years: 61.25%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Switzerland

For an investment in the Swiss stock market, there are 5 indices available which are tracked by 6 ETFs. On the Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 index there is 1 ETF. On the MSCI Switzerland index there is 1 ETF. On the SLI® index there are 2 ETFs. On the SPI® index there is 1 ETF. On the Solactive Swiss Large Cap index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.25% p.a. and 0.51% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30

Switzerland 1 ETF 30
The Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 index tracks the 30 largest Swiss stocks. The weight of each stock is capped at 10%.
Index factsheet

MSCI Switzerland

Switzerland 1 ETF 40
(31/03/2021)
The MSCI Switzerland index tracks leading stocks on the Swiss market.
Index factsheet

SLI®

Switzerland 2 ETFs 30
The SLI® index tracks the 30 largest and most liquid stocks of the entire Swiss equity market.
Index factsheet

SPI®

Switzerland 1 ETF 205
(26/02/2021)
The SPI® index tracks the performance of the Swiss equity market as a whole.
Index factsheet

Solactive Swiss Large Cap

Switzerland 1 ETF 20
The Solactive Swiss Large Cap index tracks the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss large and mid cap stocks.
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers Swiss Large Cap UCITS ETF 1DLU0274221281 776 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares SLI UCITS ETF (DE)DE0005933964 246 0.51% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi MSCI Switzerland UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681044720 108 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers SLI UCITS ETF 1DLU0322248146 97 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor DJ Switzerland Titans 30 (DR) UCITS ETFLU0392496427 71 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Lyxor SPI UCITS ETFLU0603946798 15 0.40% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Solactive Swiss Large Cap 5.37% 1.83% 4.89% 13.18% 44.07%
MSCI Switzerland 5.77% 1.97% 5.72% 15.18% 42.85%
SPI® 5.78% 2.85% 6.97% 16.92% 41.99%
Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 5.19% 4.34% 12.19% 25.44% 41.45%
SLI® 5.07% 4.79% 13.03% 28.15% 40.99%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
Solactive Swiss Large Cap 1.83% 1.60% 34.31% -3.54% 6.95%
MSCI Switzerland 2.37% 2.18% 34.44% -4.80% 7.27%
SPI® 2.85% 2.23% 34.08% -5.52% 8.52%
Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 4.34% 4.06% 33.43% -7.85% 9.63%
SLI® 4.79% 4.81% 33.44% -9.29% 9.11%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/2021; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

The best Switzerland ETFs
by 1 year return

Show all

The cheapest Switzerland ETFs
by total expense ratio (TER)

Show all
Alternative investment opportunities

Europe indices with a share of Switzerland

Besides Switzerland ETFs you may consider investing in ETFs on the European stock market. In total, you can invest in 5 Europe indices, which are tracked by 11 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Europe indices is between 0.09% p.a. and 0.51% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
FTSE Developed Europe ex UK Europe
Switzerland: 20.84%
(30/10/2020)
2 ETFs 452
(30/10/2020)
The FTSE Developed Europe ex UK index tracks large and mid cap stocks from developed countries in Europe excluding the UK.
Index factsheet
MSCI Europe ex EMU Europe
Switzerland: 34.33%
(30/10/2020)
2 ETFs 196
(31/03/2021)
The MSCI Europe ex EMU index tracks leading stocks in European countries outside of the eurozone.
Index factsheet
MSCI Europe ex UK Europe
Switzerland: 21.27%
(30/10/2020)
2 ETFs 346
(31/03/2021)
The MSCI Europe ex UK index tracks the leading stocks from European industrial countries, excluding United Kingdom.
Index factsheet
S&P Europe ex UK Europe
Switzerland: 20.00%
(30/10/2020)
1 ETF 369
(30/10/2020)
The S&P Europe ex UK index tracks European stocks in developed markets, except stocks from the UK.
Index factsheet
STOXX® Europe 50 Europe
Switzerland: 22.80%
(30/10/2020)
4 ETFs 50
The STOXX® Europe 50 index tracks 50 European large cap stocks.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ex UK UCITS ETF DistributingIE00BKX55S42 1,434 0.11% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETFIE00B14X4N27 1,152 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Xtrackers S&P Europe ex UK UCITS ETFIE00BGV5VM45 601 0.09% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETFIE0008470928 498 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi ETF STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF EUR (C)FR0010790980 320 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe ex EMU UCITS ETF EUR (C)FR0010821819 239 0.30% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ex UK UCITS ETF (EUR) AccumulatingIE00BK5BQY34 147 0.11% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETFIE00BYX5K108 107 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF (DE)DE0005933949 107 0.51% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETFDE000ETFL250 40 0.19% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Europe ex EMU UCITS ETFDE000ETFL458 38 0.30% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
STOXX® Europe 50 6.89% 7.74% 15.59% 24.72% 22.64%
MSCI Europe ex EMU 6.33% 7.61% 16.83% 26.26% 23.85%
MSCI Europe ex UK 6.58% 7.19% 18.88% 38.71% 29.16%
S&P Europe ex UK 6.65% 7.84% 18.94% 39.52% -
FTSE Developed Europe ex UK 6.43% 7.64% 18.88% 39.64% 30.13%
Index   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
MSCI Europe ex EMU 7.01% -6.18% 26.24% -8.57% 7.75%
FTSE Developed Europe ex UK 7.03% 2.57% 27.09% -10.52% 12.17%
MSCI Europe ex UK 7.19% 1.61% 28.12% -10.76% 11.64%
STOXX® Europe 50 7.26% -6.30% 27.24% -10.21% 9.05%
S&P Europe ex UK 7.84% 2.36% - - -

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/2021; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.